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Michael Green is an American writer and producer who serves as an executive producer and showrunner on American Gods. In addition to writing for television, Green has written such feature film screenplays as Logan, Blade Runner 2049 and the 2017 version of Murder on the Orient Express.

Michael Green
Michael Green by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Green at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born United States
Occupation
Language English
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Genres Film, television, comic books

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Life and careerEdit

Green was born to a Jewish family and grew up in Mamaroneck, New York. He attended Stanford University. After graduating, Green came back to New York and hustled his way into a junior development job at HBO, where he spent his workday reading other writers' scripts.[1] 

Green’s first television writing credit was on Sex and the City. He was the creator and writer of the 2009 NBC series Kings, a drama based on the biblical story of King David but set in an alternate present. Other television credits also include Everwood, Smallville, Jack and Bobby and Heroes.

In 2007, Green, along with the rest of the Heroes writing staff, was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series and the WGA Award for New Series. Heroes won for Favorite New TV Drama at the 33rd annual People's Choice Awards.

Green's feature writing career began with Green Lantern in 2011. He has written or cowritten four films released or set to be released in 2017: James Mangold's Logan, Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant,[2] Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049[3], and Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express[4].

He developed, written and is an executive producer for the Starz’s series American Gods, withBryan Fuller. It is adapted from Neil Gaiman novel of the same name.

Comic booksEdit

A contributor to DC Comics, Green is the author and co-author of several graphic novels, including Batman: Lovers and Madmen. He co-wrote Superman/Batman and the reboot of Supergirl, with Mike Johnson.

Television creditsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Sex and the City Writer 1 episode
1998 Cupid Writer 2 episodes
2001-02 Smallville Writer, co-producer and producer 7 episodes
2004 Jack & Bobby Consulting producer 21 episodes
2002-05 Everwood Writer, producer, supervising producer, co-executive producer 14 episodes
2006-07 Heroes Writer, co-executive producer 33 episodes
2009 Kings Creator, writer, executive-producer 12 episodes
Based on the Old Testament story of King David
2012 The River Writer, executive-producer 8 episodes
2017-present American Gods Developed by (with Bryan Fuller), writer, executive producer, 8 episodes
Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman

Feature films creditsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Green Lantern Screenplay (with Greg Berlanti,

Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg)

Directed by Martin Campbell
2017 Logan Screenplay (with Scott Frank and

James Mangold)

Directed by James Mangold
2017 Alien: Covenant Story (with Jack Paglen) Directed by Ridley Scott
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Screenplay (with Hampton Fancher) Directed by Denis Villeneuve
2017 Murder on the Orient Express Screenplay Directed by Kenneth Branagh

BibliographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Batman: Lovers and Madmen Writer
2008 Superman/Batman: The Search for Kryptonite Writer (with Mike Johnson)
2009 Superman/Batman: Finest Worlds Writer (with Mike Johnson)

Awards and nominationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meet the Most Famous Hollywood Writer You've Never Heard Of". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  2. ^ "'Prometheus 2' Lands 'Green Lantern' Writer; May Feature Multiple Michael Fassbenders (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Hugh Jackman's 'Wolverine' Lands 'Blade Runner 2' Writer Michael Green (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Murder on the Orient Express Remake Gets Writer". Slashfilm. 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 

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